2009 Ford Focus vs. 2003 Skoda Octavia

To start off, 2009 Ford Focus is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Skoda Octavia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Skoda Octavia would be higher. At 1,596 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Ford Focus is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Ford Focus (105 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 4 more horse power than 2003 Skoda Octavia. (101 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Ford Focus should accelerate faster than 2003 Skoda Octavia. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Skoda Octavia weights approximately 109 kg more than 2009 Ford Focus.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2003 Skoda Octavia (148 Nm @ 3800 RPM) has 3 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Ford Focus. (145 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2003 Skoda Octavia will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Ford Focus.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Ford Focus 2003 Skoda Octavia
Make Ford Skoda
Model Focus Octavia
Year Released 2009 2003
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 1594 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 105 HP 101 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 145 Nm 148 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 78 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 83.6 mm 77.4 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Acceleration 0-100mph 9.3 seconds 11.8 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1171 kg 1280 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4510 mm
Vehicle Width 2000 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2650 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 7.1 L/100km 7.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 55 L


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